Item Books by TBS authors
 From Misery to Ministry, by Brian and Leah Foutz

From Misery to Ministry
By Brian and Leah Foutz with Janice Havins

On a beautiful spring morning in 2004, Brian Foutz heard a car door slam shut in his driveway. He walked to his window, expecting to see his daughter, Victoria, returning from an overnight stay with a friend. Instead he saw two officers from the county sheriff's office. The officers were coming to deliver news that would change Brian's life forever. Once inside, the officers told Brian that his daughter wouldn't be coming home. At only eighteen years old, Victoria had been shot in the head and killed. From Misery to Ministry is the story of how Brian and his wife, Leah, find the strength to overcome the loss of their daughter. Brian and Leah offer a moving, intimate account of Victoria's funeral, the trial of her accused killers, and their efforts to find meaning after the grief and heartbreak caused by their daughter's death. With advice on dealing with sudden rushes of emotion, seeking professional counsel, and maintaining a loving marriage in the face of the darkest of tragedies, From Misery to Ministry is a powerful tool for any family that has lost a loved one. Brian and Leah bless all readers with their honesty, their vulnerability, and their message of hope.

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Life Is Simple, by C. David Muir 

Life Is Simple...It's Just Not Easy
By Charles David Muir

Does life have more complexity, more anxiety, more busyness, more conflict, more problems than you'd like? Perhaps there is another way to run this race called life? I have a strong belief that simply put, if you have solid relationships with the Lord and with others, always seek to do your best, live J-O-Y-fully, never lose, accept and take accountability for the decisions you make, stop complaining, live in freedom, and approach your marriage and parenting from the proper perspective, your life has a chance of being better...a lot better. Life is Simple...It's Just Not Easy is one man's view on having life, and having it abundantly.

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Meat and Potatoes for the Soul 2, by K. Lynn Lewis

Meat and Potatoes for the Soul 2
By K. Lynn Lewis

Delicious meals exploring faith and doubt, good and bad, career and calling, conversion, giving, history, integrity, perception, reality, religion, sleep, and more. Intriguing characters like George, Facts and Opinion, and computers that debate the existence of man. Contains an article a day for a month plus one (32 chapters). Perfect for creative and thought-provoking devotionals, handy for travel, and great for gifts!

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Meat and Potatoes for the Soul, by K. Lynn Lewis

Meat and Potatoes for the Soul
By K. Lynn Lewis

A banquet of creative maybles – articles, poems, and stories written to educate, entertain, and inspire. Enjoy unforgettable characters in stories about Bitter and Better, Cant and Able, The Big Wheel, Malice in Wonderland, and The Resurrection, and journey paths of deeper thinking about faith, family, government, society, and justice. Stimulating, enlightening, and downright fun, “Meat and Potatoes for the Soul” is available in print or digital versions.

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The Old Testament Historical Books, by Israel P. Loken The Old Testament Historical Books: An Introduction
By Israel P. Loken

The Old Testament Historical Books: An Introduction is a valuable reference tool designed for those students who want a comprehensive guide to the Old Testament historical books. The book serves primarily as an introduction, providing a thorough discussion of introductory matters such as authorship, date, historical background, purpose, structure, and outline. The book also functions as a sort of survey/handbook, providing a summary of the contents of each book accompanied by helpful background information such as the meaning of character's names and the dates of significant events. Finally, the book acts as a study guide, providing a series of study questions at the end of each chapter for review and discussion.

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The Old Testament Prophetic Books, by Israel P. Loken The Old Testament Prophetic Books: An Introduction
By Israel P. Loken

The Old Testament Prophetic Books: An Introduction is a valuable reference tool designed for those students who want a comprehensive guide to the Old Testament prophetic books. The book serves primarily as an introduction, providing a thorough discussion of introductory matters such as authorship, date, historical background, purpose, structure, and outline. The book also functions as a sort of survey/handbook, providing a summary of the contents of each book accompanied by helpful background information such as the meaning of character's names and the dates of significant events. Finally, the book acts as a study guide, providing a series of study questions at the end of each chapter for review and discussion.

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Plight, by K. Lynn Lewis Plight, Revised Edition with small group study guide
By K. Lynn Lewis

As Society citizens prepare to welcome the nation into their successful model community, an unknown stranger attempts to steadfastly execute a catastrophic plan to thwart their mission. Explore four key social fundamentals always true everywhere all the time in this engaging, enlightening, and stimulating journey to a place where learning never ends and danger never sleeps!

Small group study guide included for further study and reflection on a wide range of critical, relevant, and substantive issues related to society and justice.

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Preyed On or Prayed For, by Terry Teykl

Preyed On or Prayed For
By Terry Teykl

Discover ways to protect your pastor from Satan's attacks . . . through the power of prayer. Written by a longtime pastor, if the plea and content of this book is put into practice, it can change your church. The more people in your church who are praying for your pastor, the fewer will be left to join the firing squad. Preyed On or Prayed For... Reveals characteristics, including fears, that most pastors share Examines the lives of New Testament pastors Looks honestly at the challenges todayâ€TMs pastors face Outlines a practical plan for building a prayer hedge around your shepherd Offers a wealth of sample prayers and other practical ideas Contains thought-provoking questions for individual or group study Explains why praying for pastors honors God and invites his blessing.

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Other books and resources by Terry Teykl (Prayer Point Press)

This Present Triumph, by Richard M. Cozart

This Present Triumph: An Investigation into the Significance of the Promise of a New Exodus of Israel in the Letter to the Ephesians
By Richard M. Cozart

The author of Ephesians shows an interest in the Isaianic new exodus (INE) in facilitating his focus on the present triumph of the people of God. The recipients required both insight and confidence, especially in regard to the certainty of their salvation, its mysterious nature, Jewish-Gentile relations, and their former manner of life. In the face of these challenges the author maintains that victory is secured through God's choice of them and the working of his redemptive program--which inevitably leads to triumphal blessings. As with the exodus-era Hebrews, the readers participate in paschal redemption, now embodied in Christ, along with his resurrection and ascension as the triumphant new exodus warrior over principalities and powers. In addition, and as predicted by OT writers, Gentile proselytes share the blessings of the new exodus, but now on equal footing and access as Jewish Christians--creating a new eschatological temple. Triumphant Christ distributes gifts, facilitates Spirit-endowed living, and enables Christian warfare that mirrors Yahweh and his servant. The recipients of the epistle appear to be called to view INE triumph as above, below, now and not yet, while not discarding current applications on earth.

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Somebody Call 9:11, by Ralph Peil and Scott Stripling

Somebody Call 9:11
By Ralph Peil and Scott Stripling

A clear reminder of God's unwavering covenant love for humankind revealed fully through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This book reminds readers that there are great benefits to living in a covenantal relationship with a God that delights in keeping his promises, as well as serious consequences if we don't.

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The Trowel and the Truth, by Scott Stripling

The Trowel and the Truth
By Scott Stripling

Undergraduate students and interested laymen are often at a disadvantage when it comes to benefiting from the dialogue between the disciplines of biblical studies and archeology. They normally lack the time or the background to wade throught the large and technical volumes that have been written on these subjects. This book should come as a breath of fresh air for these audiences. The reader will gain the ability to recognize and establish synchronisms - convergences between the biblical text and the archeological data.

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